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Better l10n for Joomla

Sunday, July 6th, 2014 Posted in geeky stuff, languages | No Comments »

For the past couple of weeks I've been working on a site developed in Joomla. This wasn't by choice, but it was a good chance to learn more about the CMS. The site is available in three languages so ...

Learning portuguese : Day 1 – Pronunciation

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 Posted in languages, portuguese | No Comments »

There are many different language learning strategies, but the one thing you'll hear again and again is the importance of immersing yourself in the language. Obviously the best way to do this is to live in the country where your ...

September Challenge : Learn Portuguese

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 Posted in languages, portuguese | No Comments »

I'm going to be spending a long weekend in Lisbon in October and thought it would be interesting to see how much Portuguese I can learn in the next few weeks. I've been to Portugal several times before and each ...

10 000 sentences, the easy way

Friday, June 7th, 2013 Posted in geeky stuff, languages | No Comments »

Apart from spending copious amounts of time learning Spanish German, I've also been researching the most effective methods for language learning. Meta-language learning, I guess. My first discovery was

Word of the day : Hyperpolyglotist

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 Posted in german, languages | No Comments »

Talking about language learning, as I was, I found an article on the BBC website about hyperpolyglotism. I was pretty happy with my acceptable french, moderate spanish and fairly miserable german until I saw that video.

Learning German with Anki

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 Posted in german, languages | 6 Comments »

I've been told by several people that German is an easy foreign language for English speakers to learn. My experience in the past few months leads me to believe otherwise. I always thought that German was a logical ...